Great Railroad at Work, A (Part I)
Excellent film of a Southern New England railroad in early 1940s. Superb shots of steam engines in motion, "ALL ABOARD!" yelled by the conductor (some of our best shots of this!), and behind the scenes ft'g. of railroad workers. Passenger trains, freight trains, roundhouse, etc. Recommended.
RAILROADS TRAINS DINING CARS LOCOMOTIVES PASSENGERS TRANSPORTATION WORKERS LABOR
Subject: Another monopoly
Wow - yet ANOTHER JP Morgan-owned monopolistic enterprise, indicted in 1914 for conspiracy to monopolize interstate commerce by acquiring the control of practically all the transportation facilities of New England. By that time in 1914 they'd acquired the stock and/or control of around 150 subsidiary companies. In keeping with what seemed to be a trend back then, they radically over-expanded and were bankrupt from 1935-1947.
Really fun to watch for the historical images, but it's also fascinating to kind of look beyond the facade to see its ugly, super-corporate underbelly.
Subject: For Railroad History Fans
Subject: A Great Movie of a Great Railroad
The movie shows the immediate pre-war period (1941), although there are also clear references to the nation at war. At one point (I'm not sure which "Part" it's located in), a woman books a trip at Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, December 6, 1941.
This movie presents a wonderful overview of this railroad, capturing a long-gone period in an effective, if a bit stilted, style.
Subject: All Aboard!